Category Archives: ethics

Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach

Across the country, university professors like Mr. Aumann, department chairs and administrators are starting to overhaul classrooms in response toย ChatGPT, prompting a potentially huge shift in teaching and learning. Some professors are redesigning their courses entirely, making changes that include more oral exams, group work and handwritten assessments in lieu of typed ones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/16/technology/chatgpt-artificial-intelligence-universities.html

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How ChatGPT Will Destabilize White-Collar Work

In the next five years, it is likely that AI will begin to reduce employment for college-educated workers. As the technology continues to advance, it will be able to perform tasks that were previously thought to require a high level of education and skill. This could lead to a displacement of workers in certain industries, as companies look to cut costs by automating processes. While it is difficult to predict the exact extent of this trend, it is clear that AI will have a significant impact on the job market for college-educated workers. It will be important for individuals to stay up to date on the latest developments in AI and to consider how their skills and expertise can be leveraged in a world where machines are increasingly able to perform many tasks.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/chatgpt-ai-economy-automation-jobs/672767/

How ChatGPT Hijacks Democracy

ChatGPT couldย automatically composeย comments submitted in regulatory processes. It could write letters to the editor for publication in local newspapers. It could comment on news articles, blog entries and social media posts millions of times every day. It could mimic the work that the Russian Internet Research Agency did in its attempt to influence our 2016 elections, but without the agencyโ€™s reportedย multimillion-dollar budgetย andย hundreds of employees.

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2023/01/15/opinion/ai-chatgpt-lobbying-democracy.amp.html

The Mars Religion

The goal of this essay is to persuade you that we shouldnโ€™t send human beings to Mars, at least not anytime soon. Landing on Mars with existing technology would be a destructive, wasteful stunt whose only legacy would be to ruin the greatest natural history experiment in the Solar System. It would no more open a new era of spaceflight than a Phoenician sailor crossing the Atlantic in 500 B.C. would have opened up the New World. And it wouldnโ€™t even be that much fun.

https://idlewords.com/2023/1/why_not_mars.htm

Artists angry after discovering artworks used to train AI image generators without their consent

Artists are beginning to use online tools to check if their work is being used to train AI image generators.

Leutwyler used a site called haveibeentrained.com to find out if their work had been included in something called LAION-5B โ€” a dataset of 5.85 billion images and their text captions taken from the internet (including some copyrighted artworks), which have been used to train various AI systems.

https://amp-abc-net-au.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/101786174

Gender-neutral Brit awards nominate all men for 2023โ€™s bestย artist

Men dominate nominations in the top categories for this yearโ€™s Brits as the music awards enter their second year without separate prizes for male and female artists.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/701f4664-928f-11ed-beb4-99fcdfa7645c?shareToken=871dd2bbd4f5f0d1c416aec496c13742

How Finland Is Teaching a Generation to Spot Misinformation

The Nordic country is testing new ways to teach students about propaganda. Hereโ€™s what other countries can learn from its success.

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2023/01/10/world/europe/finland-misinformation-classes.amp.html

An A.I. Pioneer on What We Should Really Fear

Whenever thereโ€™s a lot of patterns, a lot of data, A.I. is very good at processing that โ€” certain things like the game of Go or chess. But humans have this tendency to believe that if A.I. can do something smart like translation or chess, then it must be really good at all the easy stuff too. The truth is, whatโ€™s easy for machines can be hard for humans and vice versa. Youโ€™d be surprised how A.I. struggles with basic common sense. Itโ€™s crazy.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/12/26/magazine/yejin-choi-interview.html